Twisted up tightly,
Unsure and out of my element
It is disconcerting to discover that you hide to protect yourself. We sometimes find ourselves in situations where we just do not feel like a “fit”. It might be social situations, it could be work, hopefully it isn’t at home. The realization that the people around you have no interest in looking beyond their opinions, views or agendas. It doesn’t matter who you really are, or who you have grown to be, they will only see the person they have conjured up. Guilty of having judged others, I receive a good lesson when judged unfairly. I curl up into my shell and try to shut out the hurt. I want to reach out into the light and move along my life. Perhaps when the danger has passed, I will feel safe enough.